Screaming at top of lungs.
Thought the kid was on fire.
Nope. Just a nightmare of the boogey man grabbing his foot and pulling him down under his bed and into "dark water."
My multiple checks under his bed did not convince him. In fact? He actually started to convince me there really was something under there.
I hesitated to put my hand under the bed to show him there wasn't anything there. Timid with hand, but with lots of verbal bravado, I did my best.
What if he really does see "dead people??" Of course, CG is on a business trip and isn't back until today.
Ack! We slept in my bed rest of night and I closed his door just in case...
Why couldn't he have had his usually nightmare about snails. Snails I can handle. Heh!
So have any of your kid's nightmares been so convincing, their fear and conviction so real, that you thought twice?